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The European Association for Banking and Financial History (eabh) e.V.

Your history matters!

eabh maintains a global network of financial professionals and academics.

Banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions are members of eabh.

Membership

Our members recognise their responsibility towards society. A well functioning financial sector helps to increase the welfare of all.

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Research

Our historians work on long-term topics that matter to the management of financial institutions and policy makers.

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About

Since its foundation, eabh has provided historical analysis and preservation consulting to bankers, supervisors and policy makers.

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GDPR & COVID-19

Arye Schreiber

Data & Pandemics, GDPR and Corona

A Brief History of Schroders and Investment Management

Caroline Shaw

The Schroders story, from Hamburg merchants to London merchant bankers

The Rate of Return on Everything, 1870 - 2015

Moritz Schularick

Long run returns on real estate compared to other asset classes

Membership

Our network

eabh circulates sound research and information upon which today’s decision makers can rely.

The legacy of the past continually resurfaces to determine actions in the present and the future. Through eabh membership institutions gain access to a global network of financial history experts who can provide competent advice.

Benefits of membership
Publications

Recent publications

History of Financial Institutions

Essays on the history of European finance, 1800–1950

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Inflation, Money, Output

Economic and financial data underpinning analysis and policy making

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Architecture & Finance Vol. 1

eabh bulletin 2016

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Architecture & Finance Vol. 2

eabh bulletin 2017

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Research

Archival Legislation for Finance (ALFF) in Europe

We believe that safeguarding the records of financial institutions will improve the protection of global financial stability.

Authentic and reliable memory systems are needed to understand current crises and to evaluate risks. For that reason, a project on archival legislation for finance (ALFF) has been started in 2012 with the objective of collecting information about best practices of financial institutions in building and improving their archives.

Our research
Events

Other

GDPR & COVID-19

Zoom Webinar

23 Mar 2020

Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Join GDPR specialist Arye Schreiber (MyEDPO) during an interactive session on GDPR and COVID-19 in order to mark the day of the postponed workshop on GDPR & Historical Archives.

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Archival Workshop

GDPR & Historical Archives

23 Mar 2020

Frankfurt am Main, Germany

POSTPONED

This workshop aims to look at the impact of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on historical archives, in particular, but not exclusively, in the financial sector.

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eabh Annual Meeting

Finance & Migration

conference

Oct 2020

Athens, Greece

POSTPONED from June 2020 to October 2020

This conference will look at the relationship between the financial sector and migration – taking a comparative historical view.

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Archival Workshop

Photography Collections

of (Financial) Companies. Part II

Oct 2020

Athens , Greece

POSTPONED from June 2020 to October 2020

This workshop wants to put the spotlight on the photography collections of not exclusively, but mainly financial companies.

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Easy Monetary Policy

Cure or Curse?

17 Jun 2020

Munich, Germany

Harold James (Princeton University) and Eric Barthalon (Head of Research Allianz SE) will take a long term perspective on easy monetary policies and their implications.

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